More info on Zemina rare games...

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By SLotman

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16-07-2008, 22:50

Look what I just found:click!

the cover for "The Three Dragon Story", the cartridge, and two screenshots (?) of the game! (It looks like a Knightmare hack...)

Also something really strange; is that a MSX/NES adapter?! Oops, I just used a translation engine, it's an MSX1->MSX2 adapter apparently... :o

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By RobertVroemisse

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17-07-2008, 08:46

I don't think It's a direct Knightmare hack. It looks quite MSX 2-like. And about the Adapter. I once read something about such a cartridge in some old MSX magazine. You could play (some) NES games with it. Was a bit "buggy" according the article.

By pitpan

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17-07-2008, 08:48

Indeed it seems an FAMICOM/NES adapter for Zemina/MSX!!!!

If you pay close attention to the plugged cartridge, it is not an MSX cartridge but a FAMICOM one (Japanese NES). Look at the cut angles and the Konami reference for GRADIUS II: RC832. That's not an MSX title!

On the other hand, if you check the screenshots below, they all belong to NES games.

Therefore, this is the holy grail for the MSXers: a NES converter to play Super Mario Bros using cursors LOL!

Does anyone have further info regarding this hardware? I'd love to have one - as most of you, for sure -.

By sharksym

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17-07-2008, 09:35

It is Nintendo FAMICOM(NES) adapter for MSX.
It has own video/audio output.
With this adapter, MSX works as FAMICOM joy-pad Wink

You can find more information at Korean guy's blog.
http://blog.dreamwiz.com/hanhogyu/3696887

By pitpan

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17-07-2008, 10:04

Cool! MSX provides just the power supply and keyboard/joystick interface. Good enough for me! I need one right now!

By SLotman

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17-07-2008, 13:00

Heh, I want one too Smile

But I would be happy if I could play those still undumped Korean games too Wink

By pitpan

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17-07-2008, 13:16

Yes. Specially Dr. Hello, the Korean Dr. Mario clone for MSX.

You'll have to wait until Karoshi finishes its own version Tongue

By RobertVroemisse

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17-07-2008, 14:20

So It's a complete NES/Famicom system crammed in an MSX interface. Quite handy. But I don't think it would be worthwile to make a new version of this interface because nowadays you can buy a NES for about 10 euro's or something. Want to play Mario with keyboard? Download an emulator (ofcourse you must own the original Mario game -duh- Wink ).

But if someone would make such a thing again I would absolutely buy it ofcourse!!!!!

By hap

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17-07-2008, 14:29

Want to play Mario with keyboard? Download an emulatorbut blueMSX doesn't support the Zemina Family Card yet Crying Wink But I would be happy if I could play those still undumped Korean games tooSG-1000 dumps exist though Smile

By iamweasel2

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17-07-2008, 16:09

Really cool hardware, but I wonder what's the point (at that time) of having such an add-on. I mean, since all the nes hardware is needed in the cartridge, MSX only provides the power supply, the keyboard (and joysticks), and the TV adapter + cables. I know all this allows for a small price when compared with making a full videogame, but that really allowed for a significant small price, considering it had a small market than a nes videogame had, since it required a MSX?

By SLotman

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17-07-2008, 17:02


But I would be happy if I could play those still undumped Korean games too
SG-1000 dumps exist though Smile

Hah! Good point!

Although I couldnt make Dr.Hello sound work, I gave it a shot with the Three Dragon Story... and now there's no need to dump it anymore, I re-converted the game! Cool

img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/SLotman/MSX/tds.png
ta-daaaaa!

I still have to test it a bit more to see if there isnt any hidden bug (even those vdp corruptions :P)

It's a very cool game BTW ;)

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